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Temple Mount: Eliza Burbank stands at the Dome of the Rock with skies clear.

No Ordinary Summer For Students in Israel War Zone

When the Gaza war broke out, Michigan State students worried their summer trip to Israel would be cut short. They were right — nervous administrators pulled the plug on the program.

Planting Seeds of Mideast Peace in Time of War

For 22 years, Seeds of Peace has fostered dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian teens in an idyllic camp. But with Israel at war in Gaza, this summer was different.

Both Sides of the Camera: Before he was diagnosed with the genetic disease APBD, Robert Zuckerman was a photographer at Hollywood film sets, shooting stars such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Genetic Nerve Disease Puts Photographer on Other Side of the Lens

Chances are, you probably haven’t heard of adult polyglucosan body disease. But a small study suggests that about one in 35 Ashkenazi Jews carry the mutation linked to it.

Thanks Jack: Members of the Religious Action Center present President John F. Kennedy with a Torah scroll to mark the founding of the group in 1961.

Will Rabbi David Saperstein’s Departure Mean Watershed Change at the RAC?

Rabbi David Saperstein is leaving the Religious Action Center to become America’s ambassador for international religious freedom. Can anyone fill his shoes?

American Authorities Extend Flight Ban to Israel for Another Day

The widening conflict in Israel forced most airlines to scrap flights Tuesday to Tel Aviv — dealing a major blow to Israel’s tourism industry.

Dark Jewish Money? Avi Oved, a pro-Israel UCLA student, won election to UCLA’s student government, and a seat on the U. of Calif. regents board, after an election in which critics say a pro-Israel donor poured cash into his campaign.

Why Did UCLA Hillel Funnel Cash From Pro-Israel Donor to Student Candidate?

A wealthy pro-Israel donor used a Hillel chapter to funnel cash to a candidate for California student government. Why did the campus group allow itself to be used like that?

Sun and War: Even with rockets fired from Gaza peppering Israel, some flocked to the beach in Tel Aviv.

Americans College Students Try To Stay Chill in Israel War Zone

American exchange students are trying to have fun as usual despite the Mideast crisis erupting around them. It helps that their Israeli pals have seen it all before.

Father of the Bomb: J. Robert Oppenheimer lived on a New Mexico ranch before he began work at the Los Alamos laboratory.

6 Things About Jewish New Mexico

Fancy some green chili in your matzo brei on Passover? Then you should go to New Mexico. Here are six things about Jewish New Mexico you should know.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Jewish Maine

There’s nearly 14,000 members of the tribe up there and the oldest Jewish camp in the nation. Two-thirds of its bucolic resorts refused to take Jews in the ’50s.

More Than Half of NYC Holocaust Survivors Living in Poverty Despite Reparations

As the Claims Conference gathers to meet in New York, thousands of aging American Holocaust survivors under its charge are living in poverty. What is to be done?